Darby Karchut, Author
Darby Karchut, Author


 My blogsite:

Writing Uphill

Where I talk about life, writing, and help spread the word about terrific books.




Latest News &  Releases


STONE'S HEART - releases May 26 from Clean Read Books


FINN'S CHOICE (#4) -  releases August 23 from Spencer Hill Middle Grade


My YA series, GRIFFIN RISING, has been optioned for film rights by producer Carmella Casinelli and actor/producer Geoff Stults. There will be more details to come, but for right now, this is one happy author!


I love to Skype with students about books and writing and the publishing world. Contact me at darbykarchut@gmail.com to set up a visit.




 Contact Me





For foreign and film rights, please contact Rebecca Macini of RightsMix at mancinirj@verizon.net



Darby Karchut is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. She's been known to run in blizzards and bike in lightning storms. A former middle school teacher, she now divides her time between dodging death by Colorado and writing urban fantasy for tweens, teens, and adults. Darby has also recently dipped the toes of her running shoes into contemporary fiction.



Best thing ever: her debut novel, GRIFFIN RISING, was recently optioned for film.






sequel to the best-selling urban fantasy



Read what reviewers are saying about Bann and Shay's latest adventures!



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Creative Magazine Radio Show

KCMJ 93.9 FM

Interview - Thursday, February 4

12:00 to 1:00

Colorado Springs, CO


2016 Mountain of Authors

Saturday, April 23rd

Library 21C

Colorado Springs, CO


Academy Endeavour Elementary School

Annual Visit with 5th Grade classes


Colorado Springs, CO

(Date and time - TBD)


BookExpo America (BEA)

May 11 - 13, 2016

Chicago, IL



2016 RMC - SCBWI

Letters & Lines Annual Conference

September 17-18

Golden, CO






2015 Events


Barnes and Noble-Chapel Hills

Colorado Springs, CO


Saturday, January 17, 11:00 am


2015 CCIRA Annual Conference on Literacy

February 6, 1:30 -2:30

Denver, CO

Panel Presentation with author Jeannie Mobley

"Male and Female Archetypes in Literature"


Academy Endeavour Elementary School

Author Visit with the 4th & 5th Grade Book Club

Monday, March 16, 3:15

(Private Event)


2015 Mountain of Authors

Saturday, April 4, 12:00 - 6:00

Library 21C

Colorado Springs, CO


Academy Endeavour Elementary School

Author Vist with the 5th Grade Classes

Wednesday, May 13 at 2:15

Colorado Springs, CO


North Middle School: 6th Grade Presentation

Friday, October 16 10:30 to 2:15

Colorado Springs, CO




 My Publishers


Spencer Hill Middle Grade

The Adventures of Finn MacCullen - middle grade urban fantasy


Spence City

The Stag Lord - adult urban fantasy


Copper Square Studios - Fiction

The Griffin series - YA urban fantasy


Copper Square Studios - NonFiction

(Non-fiction books co-authored with Wes Karchut)

Money and Teens: Savvy Money Skills

Essential Money Guidebook for Real People


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